Selling Exhibitions

The Universe of Raymond Pettibon

The unique world of Raymond Pettibon, which is now getting a retrospective at the New Museum, is born out of popular culture, the counterculture in its multiple forms, politics, sports, voyeurism, religion, nostalgia and a sense of failed heroic identity. It is Pettibon’s ability to blend his prose and image together, both unique and borrowed, that creates this new universe which so closely mimics our own. Although on the surface Pettibon’s work may seem pessimistic or even nihilistic, there is a feeling that through the darkness a new profound understanding of self can be discovered and with that a glorious truth. Click ahead to explore the works comprising the Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades selling exhibition opening on 2 February. –George O’Dell

Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades
2 February–17 March